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Prime Ministers queer the pitch with politics

It may not have been the best play but it wasn't Bodyline

7 July 2023

6:00 AM

7 July 2023

6:00 AM

At the height of the infamous Bodyline series in 1932-33, the Australian Board of Control for International Cricket sent the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the home of Lord’s, a cablegram:

Bodyline bowling assumed such proportions as to menace best interests of game, making protection of body by batsmen the main consideration.

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